1777 March 20 (Thursday). Mr. Kendal rode with me over to Northborough Lecture. We dined at Mr. Whitneys. Mr. Sumner and Mr. [blank] Fairbank (called at North Shrewsbury) were there. The latter preached on Isa. 28.16 — “Behold I lay in Zion for a foundation, a Stone” etc. Mr. Whitneys Chimney took Fire and the Roof was kindled, but soon extinguished. We returned at Eve, though it was difficult by reason of Rain, cold Wind, and mudd[y Roads?].
As I was in the Evening in my Chamber about 9 o’Clock and going [torn] to [torn], I was taken with Faintness, and at the Door [illegible] as a Log. Mr. Kendal, and soon the rest [torn] [illegible] I had fallen against the Conk-shell and wo[torn] Head, breaking a part of the Shell; also the Candlestick which [torn]nd, was bent etc. etc., but through the Goodness of God I came to [torn] a little space. Mr. Kendal prayed and I went to Bed and [torn] freshed and Comforted. Blessed be God for His sparing [torn] May I take Warning — Wait and watch as one that is Ever Ready for the Coming of my Lord!